Novak Djokovic is very charismatic, polite and presents himself in relatable way. That’s why he was always the beloved by the audience.
Just look at the video I posted bellow and you’ll see what I mean.
This past year or so, we’ve noticed that the mass media only mentions him in bad connotation or when wants to present something negative about him. It is very clear that there is something going on against him.
„He hosted tournament and made people get covid.“
It hurts me that the only thing they know about this event is that some got the virus. The reality is that he held that tournament in particular (and other players agreed on playing) to unite two nations that were in war (and that bad vibe, decade after – still lingеrs) over sport. Something that nobody ever even dared to do because of fear of the outcome.
Trust me when I tell you how big of a deal this was.
What he received after and still receives is devastating to me, knowing what his intention were.
Mass media has made him the villain. He was only mentioned in negative stuff. That’s why we don’t know why he did the infamous tournament.
Some of the things that he’s done that if you search his name – they don’t come up.
In 2007, Djokovic founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation. The organization’s mission is to help children from disadvantaged communities to grow up and develop in stimulating and safe environments.
His foundation has built 43 schools and supported almost 20,800 children and a thousand families. Build Kindergarten in Jalovik village built by the Novak Djokovic Foundation
He participated in charity matches with the aim of raising funds for the reconstruction of the Avala Tower, as well as to aid victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2010–11 Queensland floods.
He has established a tradition of hosting and socializing with hundreds of Kosovo Serb children during Davis Cup matches organized in Serbia. He was selected as the 2012 Ashe Humanitarian of the Year, for his contributions through the foundation, his role as a UNICEF ambassador
In August 2015, he was appointed a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. During the 2014 Balkans floods, he sparked worldwide financial and media support for victims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia.
He donated his prize money to the flood victims in Serbia, while his foundation collected another $600,000. He donated $20,000 to Melbourne City Mission’s early childhood education programm to help disadvantaged children.
He will donate €1 million for the purchase of ventilators and medical equipment to support hospitals.
Australian Open and their rules
They make news against him which is locked with a subscription and almost no one knows what the conversation is except the title, but that does not stop them to chat about it and spread some uninformed hatred. There are events on Twitter trending after 5 days, but this immediately reaches the first place on the trending list? ….suuuureee….
Now people think he’s self entitled for asking for nutritious meal for the tournament…that AO organized… If someone tells me again that this is not a chase against him..
How negotiation works: it starts with a list of demands, including some impossible ones, then a compromise is reached.
He’s talking about every player and the energy they need, not only him. Many professional players need proper nutrition, especially 14 days before one of the biggest tournaments. It is not that big of a request. It’s clear that this was intentionally made for him to look bad. Being in a room for 14 days before the tournament it is not the way to prepare.
And here’s why:
They were allowed to train a first, but AO changed the rules. The players were informed that they’ll be in quarantine and allowed to train for 5 hours, but later, the authorities changed their mind.
„Australia gave the international players assurances regarding training time and quarantine. Then, after the athletes agreed and arrived, based on those assurances, Australia undid the agreed terms. Now players are screwed for the following tournament too.“
Apparently he is not the only one complaining, but of course he is the only one being slammed from AO. Which just proves my point.
Australian Open organizes it. It is their responsibility to clear everything with the government officials beforehand and warn the players about possible changes. Requests aren’t unreasonable amid the biggest tennis tournament in the world. That’s the reason why AO is one of them. If they can’t make what they promised happen, then why hold it? 5 hours training per day (they were promised 5 hours a day no matter the quarantine) and none whatsoever for 2 weeks actually makes a BIG difference in professional sport, in anything, for that matter.
The issues for me is the failure from the AO to clear that with the government officials beforehand so the players will be prepared for the possibility of not training 2 weeks before the biggest events in the world and that he was the only one called out. Many players complained, but sure, blame him and only him.
Excerpt from: Tennis stars slam hotel food in quarantine ahead of Australian Open
Why is it important for Australian Open for the players, particularly the #1 to attend:
Those events are held because of them. Just for example, if one of them cancelled, the prices for the tickets would immediately drop. If the #1 cancels, the prices would significantly go down. So it is the organizer fault for not keeping up with their own rules.
Australian government officials cleared, but suddenly changed their mind. So irresponsible, no matter the pandemic.
Mind you, Australia is the one organizing it. Why is that important? Because Australia makes money off it too.
Not to mention the fact that many will be left unemployed if this event gets cancelled. Employees, businesses around that host the audience, many will lose their income.
People that say many awful things including that he should have stay silent – rudeness and silence gets you nowhere. You need to fight for your rights.
Let’s end this on a nice note and here is one of my favorite sport moments of all time that always makes me smile:
Please tell me your opinion on this subject. I really would like to hear from you.
P.S. pic belongs to the respective owner and made by the respective photographer